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Postpartum monitoring of retained placenta. Two cases of abnormally adherent placenta.
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PMID:  22731843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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To save fertility, hysterectomy may be avoided with abnormal placental adherence by leaving the placenta in situ. Several reports support this strategy, but no reports are available on optimal follow-up strategies. We present two women with conservative treatment of placenta accreta and describe the prospective monitoring of the clinical course, placental regression, and recovery of the uterine anatomy using serial sonography, hysteroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging. There was no postpartum hemorrhage. Menstrual cyclicity resumed within 18 weeks. The human chorionic gonadotropin serum levels normalised within 10 weeks, whereas, regression of placenta tissue was slow and continued up to nine months after delivery. In both cases placental remnants persisted, in one woman they were removed and uterine anatomy restored. She had a subsequent uneventful pregnancy afterwards. The presented systematic follow-up provides tools to monitor and treat other women in similar ways.
Authors:
Bas Torrenga; Judith A Huirne; Antoinette C Bolte; Jan Hein T M VAN Waesberghe; Johanna I P DE Vries
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors AOGS© 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam Department of Radiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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